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Brainshark Fall 2014 User Group and Workshop Recap: Part 2 – Slides

Submitted by: Irwin Hipsman , Director of Customer Community, Brainshark

December 01, 2014 09:45 AM

This is the second in a 3-part deep dive for Brainshark authors into best practices covered during our fall User Groups and Build a Better BrainsharkWorkshops. Part 1 covered the use of audio in Brainshark presentations. Today’s post will focus on slides. We also suggest you look at 10 Keys to Creating Engaging Brainshark Presentations, which focuses on planning your presentation. Slides About 78% of all Brainshark presentations include PowerPoint slides. In addition to PowerPoin...

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Tags: animation, audio, Brainshark, quick tips, tips and tricks, video

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What Comes First, the Script or the PowerPoint?

Submitted by: Amy O'Brien , Training Manager, Brainshark

November 12, 2014 09:48 AM

“You’re going the wrong way!” “How would he know where we’re going?” The scene is from Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.  A couple is yelling out the car window to Del Griffith and Neal Page (John Candy and Steve Martin), trying to warn them that they are traveling the wrong way down the highway. Del has absolutely no idea he’s about to come face-to-face with two Mack trucks, and insinuates that the couple must be drunk for thinking they know ...

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Tags: Brainshark, quick tips, tips and tricks, audio

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This Just In: New and Improved Royalty-Free Animations for PowerPoint!

Submitted by: Irwin Hipsman , Director of Customer Community, Brainshark

September 23, 2014 09:00 AM

78% of all Brainshark presentations created by customers have at least one animated PowerPoint slide. Take a look at this recent presentation from the Brainshark Services team to see what you can do with PowerPoint... pretty amazing!  Business presenters that use Brainshark are heavy users of PowerPoint, but designing graphics for visual communications may not be every presenter’s strong suit. So, the more that we can provide helpful resources to Brainshark users, the more su...

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Tags: animation, audio, Brainshark, quick tips, technology, tips and tricks

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FALL into the New Brainshark Author Training Series

Submitted by: Amy O'Brien , Training Manager, Brainshark

September 11, 2014 09:35 AM

September marks the beginning of a whole new school year.  Even if it’s been a while since you graduated, something about September still remains the time when we reluctantly put away the beach towels, carry a sweater with us when we go out at night, and decide to learn something new or recommit to a personal and professional improvement project we already started. One of our goals in the Learning & Development Office was to completely revamp our program for new Brainshark A...

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Tags: Brainshark, animation, audio, support

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Audio Lessons for Brainshark Authors: What You Can Learn from the Radio

Submitted by: Irwin Hipsman , Director of Customer Community, Brainshark

September 02, 2014 09:45 AM

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, I examined the use of background music and visuals in TV commercials, and how similar techniques can be applied to Brainshark presentations. Now, I’m returning to talk about audio, but this time through a different channel: radio. It is impossible to measure what percent of Brainshark presentations have multiple narrators; but after having watched more than a thousand presentations, my guess is that it’s quite small.  As part of the res...

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Tags: audio, Brainshark, quick tips, tips and tricks

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